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The Ramsey County co-chair for the trail around White Bear Lake wants bicyclists to know “the dust is swirling” on about a quarter-mile of Birchwood Road in Mahtomedi.

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WHITE BEAR LAKE — A letter sent to neighbors within 350 feet of property at 2600 County Road E inviting them to a developer’s meeting included the tenant holding the lease at that address: Level Up Academy.

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Where she'll be moored on White Bear Lake is still under negotiation, but the Queen Mary is expected to make her debut late next month. 

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Three educators are banding together to put on an event with a purpose: to educate and help others take action against racism in the community.

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This Father's Day Press Publications wanted to honor local dads. We asked our readers to share what life lessons they have learned from their fathers. Here were the responses:

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The summer of 2020 has notable anniversaries. Marketfest turns 30 years old next month. This month is the 30th anniversary of the release of “A Death in White Bear Lake,” a book by then-Los Angeles Times reporter Barry Siegel. 

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A mural honoring George Floyd near where he died May 25 has become a prominent visual landmark among the sprawling makeshift memorials at East 38th Street and Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis. Floyd’s larger-than-life face radiates from a fiery sunflower on a blue background, and his name is pa…

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WHITE BEAR LAKE — As revenue streams dissipate for area nonprofits due to COVID-19, the five-year-old community foundation is chipping in to help. 

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Businesses have had their doors closed for months now, and although many are doing their best to reopen and provide services to the community, few would dare to hold a grand opening celebration right now. Except Caravel Autism Health.

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Donatelli’s has been a staple of the White Bear Lake community for well over 40 years. The pandemic has hit the business hard, and the owners are not sure it will survive the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis.

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Planning is still underway for many Manitou Days events to be held in the August time frame. The Manitou Days Grand Parade is scheduled for Friday, August 21. The Grand Marshal will be announced in early July.

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Aunika Zheng is ending the school year on a high note, having been recently named a U.S. Presidential Scholar. Zheng, a senior at Mounds View High School, is one of just two high school seniors in Minnesota to be given such an honor. 

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What would Amy do? Those words came to mind as grieving friends of the Grabow family cope with the shock of losing both Amy and her daughter Abbey in a Memorial Day car accident. 

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LINO LAKES — To assist local eateries and bars amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the City Council has passed a resolution that temporarily alters its requirements related to outdoor dining/service and consumption of on-sale alcoholic beverages.

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WHITE BEAR TOWNSHIP — A chemical associated with TCE (trichloroethylene) was found in a few private wells near Water Gremlin, but the levels are below the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) drinking water guidance value. 

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Like other touring musicians around the world, local and nationally acclaimed guitarist Billy McLaughlin has had to find other ways to exercise his creativity during the COVID-19 crisis. With scheduled performances on hold, he said that he’s “trying to find ways to still be creative.”

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The annual Memorial Day parade has been canceled. A program at Union Cemetery with the American Legion is also canceled, as is the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ Sailor at Sea program at Veterans Park.

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VADNAIS HEIGHTS – Business owner and City Councilman Greg Urban has had enough of the governor’s stay-at-home order.

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HUGO — Due to the shelter-in-place lifestyle brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, both produce and interest are growing abundantly in Hugo area greenhouses.

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Hugo —Dream of Wild Health, one of the longest serving Native-led nonprofits in the Twin Cities, has purchased an additional 20 acres of farmland in Hugo, where it currently has a 10-acre organic farm, indigenous fruit orchard and pollinator meadow.

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Since COVID-19 struck Minnesota, White Bear Lake’s Lake Avenue Trail has become busier, according to City Manager Ellen Hiniker. The City Council addressed that issue via teleconferencing on Tuesday, April 28.

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As part of the state’s effort to provide widespread, rapid COVID-19 testing, a new website has been developed to help Minnesotans find a testing location within their community. The website https://mn.gov/covid19/ provides easy access to the closest testing site, offers general information r…

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Beginning April 3, small businesses in Minnesota and throughout the country applied for funding through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), administered by the Small Business Administration (SBA). Eligible businesses and nonprofit organizations with fewer than 500 employees could apply fo…